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F.W. Webb Celebrates 150 Years in Business

The Company began in Boston on April 11, 1866

F.W. Webb Company

Bedford, MA

The F.W. Webb Company has reached a major longevity milestone, marking its 150th anniversary today. It began in Boston as Stults & Co., only a year after the Civil War ended, near what is now known as the Haymarket area near the popular tourist destination, Faneuil Hall.

As only one of two plumbing supply houses in the area in 1866, the F.W. Webb Co. was at the forefront of the burgeoning plumbing industry, which brought indoor plumbing and impelled sewage and waste water system upgrades to the most populous cities in America. From this single Boston location 15 decades ago, sprang a vitally significant industry and the largest, most diversified supplier of its kind in the Northeast.

Today, the F.W. Webb Company has more than 2000 employees in 80+ locations across nine states. F.W. Webb has responded continually over the decades to its customers' needs by remaining at the forefront of industry and technological advances across its core businesses and in highly relevant specialty areas. Offering outstanding products, services, solutions and support, F.W. Webb is a robust distributor across 15 distinct areas of expertise (details below) and is among the most respected, successful, privately-owned companies in the Northeast.

For more information on the industry and the company, including a timeline, fun facts, and historical photos, visit: fwwebb.com

More about F.W. Webb at 150

The F.W. Webb Company has a long, proud heritage of serving the construction, renovation, maintenance, and repair needs of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional customers. Products and services cover applications from underground (water works, hydrants, pumps...) to rooftop (HVAC package units, energy recovery ventilators, exhaust fans...) – and every floor in between.

F.W. Webb has extensive inventory and expertise in 15 distinct areas: Plumbing, Heating, HVAC, Commercial Refrigeration, and PVF (pipe, valves, fittings) are the company's core businesses. Specialty markets span Water Works; Process Controls; Propane Gas Equipment; Water Systems; Commercial and Industrial Pumps; Fire Protection and Fabrication; Building Controls; High Purity Process Components; Industrial PVF Specialties; and Thermoplastic Piping.

To support homeowners, contractors, architects and designers, F.W. Webb operates nearly 40 Frank Webb's Bath Center showrooms and a Hearth & Home showroom.

Find our products in homes to hospitals, businesses to breweries, utilities to universities, manufacturing plants to maple sugaring, ski resorts to solar panel production, and more. Customers across all areas of our business are served by sales professionals and product specialists with deep expertise in the industries served.

Headquartered in the 128 Technology and Innovation Corridor, F.W. Webb continues to grow organically and through acquisition to better serve its loyal customers throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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